Books and Magazines

Browse the CAA bookshelf for inspiration & technical information

At CAA we offer a range of books on applied arts, from technical guides to monographs and exhibition catalogues on many makers. 

The range of titles is being developed all the time so please give us a call to see if we have what you are looking for, or if not, we may be able to order it for you.

We also stock a range of contemporary craft and arts magazines, listed below:

Ceramic Art & Perception  
Ceramic Review
New Ceramics

New titles to be found on the CAA bookshelf…

Home from Home, exhibition catalogue, £10

An A4, 44 page colour catalogue featuring essays by co-curator Kochevet Bendavid, our executive director Christine Lalumia, writer Robert Teed and art critic David Whiting as well as profiles on each of the exhibiting ceramicists. Produced by CAA for the exhibition 'Home from Home' 2017
Buy now with £2 UK postage


Bloomin’ Jewels catalogue, £5

A 32 page colour catalogue with introduction by Corinne Julius and Christine Lalumia produced by CAA for the exhibition ‘Bloomin’ Jewels’ 2017
Buy now with £1.50 UK postage


The Furniture of Rupert Williamson, £35

Celebrating the work of one of the foremost designer-craftsmen of furniture working today, this extensively illustrated book surveys his work from 1962 up to date with foreword by Mary La Trobe-Bateman. A 184 page, 25x29cm, hard bound book published by Duval & Hamilton, 2014

Susan O’Byrne: Five Sisters and a Family Tree, £10

A 28 page catalogue exploring a new body of work by Susan O’Byrne with foreword by Philip Hughes. Published by Ruthin Craft Centre 2015

Fabric Pictures: A Workshop with Janet Bolton, £20

In Fabric Pictures Janet shows you how to create beautiful pictures on fabric. Taking you through her personal method, she will guide you to find the inspiration around you and teach you how to turn your creativity into a textile project and develop your personal ‘voice’.

Richard Batterham: A Life in Pots, £2

A fold-out leaflet with essay by Tanya Harrod, words by Richard Batterham and a chronology of his life and work, produced by CAA for the exhibition ‘Richard Batterham: A Life in Pots’ 2016
Buy now with £0.75 UK postage


Beyond Parnham, £35

The celebration of an educational phenomenon that inspired a generation of designers and furniture makers. With introduction by Sir Nicholas Frayling, essays by John Makepeace and Lesley Jackson, and contributions by 100 Parnham alumni. A 184 page, hard bound book, limited edition 1000 copies, published 2017

Painting with Smoke, David Roberts Raku Potter, £35

The only publication on this important ceramic artist, this expanded second edition discusses the developments in the last decade and highlights Roberts’ increasing stature as an international figure in contemporary ceramics.

The Real Thing: Essays on Making in the Modern World by Tanya Harrod, £20

Over thirty years, Tanya Harrod has written on craft for newspapers, magazines, and journals. As these essays show, there are no boundaries in her vision: art is considered in the light of craft, and craft in the light of art; design is present too – developing and sometimes separating from craft and art.

Making & Drawing by Kyra Cane, £30

Makers across all disciplines draw in some form or another, but often for diverse reasons, and using very different methods. This lavishly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed book sheds new light on contemporary artists' practice. It is an essential read for visual arts students, artists, and anyone who wants to know more about the secret stories behind the creation of these works.

Please contact the shop for further information on +44 (0)20 7620 0086 or email us.




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